FOR KIDS - Sana Rafi Book Launch!

Join us for a special in-store book launch to celebrate local author SANA RAFI'S new picture book,  A Mermaid Girl, recommended for ages 3 - 7.  A young girl celebrates the experience of wearing a burkini for the first time in this lyrical and heartwarming story that casts a fresh light on timeless summer activities, and celebrates cultural traditions and intergenerational bonds.

To register for this event, you must sign up on Eventbrite or come to the store in person prior to the event date.

SANA RAFI is a Muslim American author who received her MFA from Columbia University in New York. She's passionate about showcasing Muslim and immigrant characters in her books. When she's not writing, she can be found reading, visiting beaches or being silly with her son. Rafi currently resides in sunny California but is often found daydreaming of her hometown, Lahore, Pakistan. Find out more at

Signed copies of A Mermaid Girl are available from Mrs. Dalloway's. Orders can be personalized as well. Please include inscription instructions in the comments field at checkout.

This is a free event though we encourage you to purchase a signed copy of the book through our website or at the event.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment, pre-registration is required; and attendance will be limited to 40. Proof of vaccination necessary for entrance, and masks will be required during the event.


Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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A Mermaid Girl Cover Image
By Sana Rafi, Olivia Aserr (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593327609
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022